Between £45-80 depending on where you purchase the item from (if you are buying other electrical goods at the same time then make sure you negotiate a discount).
The initial thought I had when checking this screen out in store (its available at most large PC/Electrical retailers by the way) was more along the lines of - my god that's a huge bulky screen - but I promise you, you get over that once you look a little deeper. Yes the screen is a bit bulky, with large panelling areas either side of the screen, given it almost a little "dated" feel versus some of the newer LCD monitor screens available today, however if you judge it on usability only, then it's a winner.
The display area of the monitor is 22" diagonally corner to corner, with a height of 18.7" and a 11.7" vertical length. The screen itself comes with a very sleek looking (and sturdy) stand which gives the monitor a very business-like feel to it. Optimal Resolution is 1680 x 1050 pixels, which gives you an excellent picture quality whether you are accessing your email account, Browsing the Internet or watching videos or particularly being used for Gaming- very good picture quality. The panel surface is, as most monitors are, anti-glare - allowing you to use the monitor in very sunny rooms without issue viewing the data on the screen.
The power voltage is the universal AC100/240 volt cable, which should come with the package when you purchase the item.
One downside to the monitor is that there is no USB ports built into it, which is a bit of a strange one given the wide use of USB technology in today's market.
Excellent resolution screen, with everything you need (other than USB capability built in) for the modern monitor user. Nothing flash or each-shattering about it, but for the job it is designed for it does this very well - a good sturdy purchase if you simply want a decently prices and low maintenance monitor.
The ViewSonic to me isn't like any other flat panel monitor. Most of the flat panel monitors out there look cool, futuristic sleek and very sexy.
The ViewSonic however looks big and bulky and it stands out like a sore thumb. It does however grab your attention, so I guess this may be a good thing? Well, it may be a good for your local p.c store. There's no way you could walk through the monitor section of the store and miss this thing.
If you're buying a flat panel monitor for the first time, you may not have a problem with its looks. But if you're buying a replacement and you've been using the super, sexy, sleek models you may struggle getting this lump to fit in.
So, why does this monitor have such a large feel to it? Well the main reason is that this monitor has huge speakers built in to the panel at the bottom. A lot of people i know are totally against built in speakers, this is usually because of the not so good sound quality you get from them. I found them o.k, but I was using this monitor at work, I never really had the chance to test them out properly by pumping out my my music from them. Watching video clips on youtube and streaming music from various sites the speakers seemed to work fine. I didn't pick up on any vibrations and my desk didn't start to rattle.
With such a large case, you may feel a bit upset when you get it home to find that the screen size is only 20". It's not all bad, you can stretch the resolution all the way to 1,680x1,050. The image quality was excellent too. All the text looked very sharp and clear to read. Infact I would say the 20" screen looks near perfect. You get a very nice, clear and simple on screen menu to. I normally struggle with monitor menus, this one I could scroll through with my eyes closed.
A big downside is you don't get any USB ports I have all sorts of gadgets screaming out for USB ports so this was a big let down. Another little thing I didn't like were the buttons. They look good but they're very small. I would press the wrong one quite a lot while fiddling about in the menu.
I hardly ever use p.cs for gaming. But I have heard that this monitor is very good in that area. Games are so graphic intense these days and some monitors may lag a little. However I've been told no matter what you throw at it, it keeps running smoothly.
There isn't really any huge features, neither is there any groundbreaking technology built in to this monitor. It does it's job and it does it very well indeed.
So for your money you're getting a high quality screen built into a unusual looking case. The main thing to remember with this monitor is Beauty is more than skin deep.
The ViewSonic 20" VG2030wm features a 16:10 widescreen viewing experience and 1680x1050 optimum resolution that give you ample space for viewing multiple document windows, side-by-side full-page layouts and immersive game play. Clearmotiv 5ms video response with dynamic structure technology delivers brilliant HD video content and blur-free gaming action. The comprehensive height, tilt and swivel adjustments and high brightness and contrast ratios let you work or play comfortably for hours. Integrated speakers and amplifier complete the multimedia desktop experience with rich stereo sound. The stylish, slim design blends seamlessly into any office décor. The VG2030wm is a standout price/performance choice in the large screen display arena offering lifestyle enjoyment and workplace productivity in a single stunning package.
|Product Description:||ViewSonic VG2030wm - LCD monitor - 20"|
|Device Type:||LCD monitor - 20"|
|Built-in Devices:||Stereo speakers|
|Aspect Ratio:||Widescreen - 16:10|
|Native Resolution:||1680 x 1050|
|Response Time:||5 ms|
|Colour Support:||16.7 million colours|
|Input Connectors:||DVI-D, VGA|
|Display Position Adjustments:||Height, swivel, tilt|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||49.3 cm x 23 cm x 47.7 cm|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Silver|
|Compliant Standards:||TCO '03, FCC Class B certified, UL, TUV GS, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, ISO 9001, GOST, cUL, ICES-003, NOM, PCBC, SASO, TUV S, ISO 14001, CB, CCC, TUV Ergo, PSB, MIC, RoHS|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||3 years warranty|